Greater Erie Award Nomination Information

Nominations for the 2023 Greater Erie Awards will be accepted through July 7, 2023.


Preservation Erie is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Greater Erie Awards! The Greater Erie Awards are presented annually by the board of Preservation Erie to individuals, businesses or organizations that are exceptional stewards of the physical and cultural landscape that is Greater Erie. The awards are organized to attract and educate residents and community leaders, and celebrate Greater Erie’s successes in planning, design, adaptive reuse, and preservation. Structures nominated must be located within Erie County, Pennsylvania.


1) PRESERVATION EXCELLENCE – buildings, structures or spaces (that are at least 50 years old) that have been conserved, stabilized and preserved in a manner honoring the individual property.

2) ADAPTIVE REUSE – buildings, structures or spaces (that are at least 50 years old) that have been renovated to allow a thoughtful or community-enhancing reuse that respects the historic character of the site.

3) DESIGN EXCELLENCE– buildings, structures or spaces (that are less than 50 years old) that have been constructed in a manner that both honors the character of the existing built environment and uses green energy best practices including creating the least amount of environmental impact and/or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental) certification.

4) EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY – This award acknowledges the work of local photographers, authors, community advocates, non-building related projects, and others who are helping to raise awareness of historic preservation. Nominees must live in Erie County.


To nominate an individual, business, local government, or organization for their preservation effort, submit this form before the deadline of June 21, 2023. Anyone may make a nomination, including self-nominations. Nominations may be completed two ways:

(1) Complete the online nomination form and click “Submit” when finished.

(2) Print and mail your nomination form to Preservation Erie, 10 East 5th Street, Box 3, Erie, PA 16507, or email it to [email protected]. To download and print the nomination form, click 2023 Greater Erie Awards Nomination Form.


Greater Erie Awards recipients will be notified of awards in July 2023 and celebrated publicly during the awards presentation September 14th.

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